MUS Wi-Fi is not designed for student computer gaming. Given the parents' directives toward their children, these two laptops will not been seen here around school for a while.
For inquiring minds, some commentary from our own John Simi, Director of Instructional Technology:
Streaming unnecessary and non-academic resources over our network produces a result that is the equivalent of “clogged arteries” in the body. Think of the network bandwidth as a pipe similar to an artery or a vein. Normal business practices and administrative functions, regular academic resources, and student use and research are like the blood flowing through the network “veins.” When unnecessary activity enters the network (like streaming games, music, or inappropriate material), it is similar to plaque build-up in the circulatory system. Too much plaque and the body suffers a break-down of a heart attack or a stroke (a restriction or blockage of blood). The same thing happens in our MUS environment. When there is too much information traversing our network “pipe”, everything slows down and we all suffer with degradation of Internet-based services.
Thanks, John. All these clogged artery analogies should encourage us to stop all the unnecessary screen time as we get the boys running around outside!